Kick off the New Year with a Changemaker Chat on Tuesday, January 14 for a Changemaker Chat with Sandra Stark, SVP of Product at Starbucks.

An engineer-turned-consultant-turned-product innovator, Sandy has gotten to where she is by opening her eyes to all the possibilities!

Sandy has driven major transformation in her life, both personal and professional, learning a lot along the way. Now, after she starts her day with a short Flat White, Sandy leads the development and execution of product strategy (beverage, food, merchandise, coffee, equipment, and Starbucks Reserve), product portfolio management, and pricing for Starbucks.

Start your new year with some inspiration on Tuesday, January 14 as we chat with Sandy about transformation, effective leadership, and the importance of giving and receiving advice.

Jot down your questions about what it’s like to lead in a big organization like Starbucks and RSVP today!


Jan 14, 2020 @ 6:30 pm

Admission: $10


Columbia Tower Club, 701 5th Avenue


Sandra joined Starbucks in 2002 and has held numerous roles in the category and marketing organization. Sandra led the Starbucks Card business in 2004 and was responsible for building distribution outside of Starbucks and growing the business-to-business sales team. Sandy also led the Starbucks Food business from 2008 to 2012, during which time she led the effort to change every recipe across Starbucks food offering; up leveling the quality of Starbucks food and removing all artificial ingredients. She also led the Blended, Refreshment and Tea teams, launching the Starbucks Refreshers platform, and integrating Teavana into Starbucks stores.

In 2012, she took on a newly formed role as vice president of Global Innovation in the Global Marketing organization. She led the work to develop the company’s coffee and beverage innovation pipeline with products that ensured Starbucks beverage leadership through groundbreaking offerings such as nitro cold brew. She was promoted to senior vice president, Product in 2015.

Outside of work, Sandra and her husband enjoy watching their three children play soccer and basketball. She also loves playing tennis, hiking and camping and exploring new restaurants in Seattle.


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